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ESPN Says It Won't Air National Anthem Before Monday Night Football Games

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

Avoiding potential controversy over showing players kneeling in protest of racial inequality, ESPN won't broadcast the national anthem before any Monday Night Football games this year.
“We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don't think that will change this year," ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said Friday, according to news site Axios. "Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem.”
The national anthem had long been a staple of sports games until two years ago, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling to protest racial inequality and...
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ESPN Won't Show National Anthem Before Monday Night Football Games

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

ESPN's president said the N.F.L. did not pressure the network to make the change, even amid continuing criticism of players who use the anthem to protest social injustice.
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ESPN president: National anthem won't be broadcast for ‘Monday Night Football' games

ESPN president: National anthem won't be broadcast for ‘Monday Night Football' games

1 month ago   |   By WYFF

ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said the network won't broadcast the national anthem before “Monday Night Football” games.
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